The judges have completed their work and the winners of the ENR Southwest Excellence in Safety awards have been announced. The competion is part of the Best Projects 2013 competition that will be spotlighted in the next edition of ENR Southwest. The awards banquet will be held Nov. 12 in Phoenix.

There were approximately 40 entries in this year’s Excellence in Safety competition. The safety winners are:

Excellence in Safety — Best Project

Chino Valley Solar, located in Chino Valley, Ariz. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies.

Excellence in Safety — Award of Merit

Barry Goldwater High School, located in Glendale, Ariz. Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies.

There are also two projects that are in the running for ENR Southwest’s Project of the Year: I-580 Freeway Extension and the Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The winner will be announced at the banquet. To register, visit

Also at the banquets, we will take the opportunity to honor the firms that were selected throughout the year as our Owner, Design Firm, Contractor and Specialty Contractor of the Year. Those were the First Solar, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Kitchell and Suntec. We’ll also recognize the Top 20 Under 40 winners that were published earlier in 2013.

The banquet recognizing the winners will be held Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Phoenix Hotel, 50 E. Adams Street, Phoenix. To register, visit the registration page here.

As a reminder, here are the winners in all categories:


Best Project

Eureka Airport Runway 18/36 Reconstruction, Eureka, Nev. — Submitted by Lumos & Associates, Inc.


Best Project

Wetlands Park Nature Center & Exhibits, Las Vegas, Nev. — Submitted by Clark County, Real Property Management Department

Award of Merit

White Rock Visitor Center, White Rock, N.M. — Submitted by Mullen Heller Architecture PC


Best Project

North Elko Pipeline, Midas, Nev. — Submitted by Q&D Construction, Inc.

Award of Merit

Chino Valley Solar, Chino Valley, Ariz. — Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


Best Project

1891 Pinal County Courthouse Rehabilitation, Florence, Ariz. — Submitted by ARCADIS US, Inc.

Award of Merit

John M. Roll United States Courthouse, Yuma, Ariz. — Submitted by Sundt Construction, Inc. / Ehrlich Architects


Award of Merit

Stage Coach Apartments, Santa Fe, N.M. — Submitted by Pavilion Construction


Best Project

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Rio Rancho, N.M. — Submitted by Kitchell


Best Project

Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix, Ariz.— Submitted DPR Construction/Sundt Construction, Inc., Joint Venture

Award of Merit

New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, N.M. — Submitted by Studio Southwest Architects


Best Project

I-580 Freeway Extension, Reno, Nev. — Submitted by C.C. Myers, Inc.

Award of Merit

Sonoran Blvd./Dove Valley Road, North Valley Pkwy. to Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Ariz. — Submitted by Haydon Building Corp.


Best Project

Yuma Regional Medical Center 3rd and 5th Floor Build-Out, Yuma, Ariz. — Submitted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


Best Project

Rancho Solano Ventura Campus, Scottsdale, Ariz. — Submitted by hardison/downey construction, inc.


Best Project

Dust Devil Park, Phoenix, Ariz. — Submitted by ForeSite Design & Construction, Inc

Award of Merit

Landscape Evolution Observatory, Tucson, Ariz. — Submitted by Lloyd Construction Co Inc.


Best Project

Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center, Las Vegas, Nev. — Submitted by Helix Electric


Best Project

Northern Arizona Real Estate Holdings Office Building, Flagstaff, Ariz. — Submitted by SmithGroupJJR


Best Project

ASU @ The Post Office, Phoenix, Ariz. — Submitted by Holly Street Studio Architects

Award of Merit

Adaptive Reuse of the Historic Ajo Train Depot, Ajo, Ariz. — Submitted by The Architecture Company


Best Project

Hub On Campus, Tempe, Ariz. — Submitted by CSCP CONSULT for Beal Derkenne Construction (BDC)


Best Project

Bear Canyon Arroyo Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge at I-25, Albuquerque, N.M. — Submitted by Larkin Group NM, Inc.

Award of Merit

ASU West Verde Dining Pavilion, Glendale, Ariz. — Submitted by hardison/downey construction, inc.


Best Project

Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nev. — Submitted by Helix Electric


Best Project

West Side Community Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. — Submitted by SMPC Architects


Best Project

Schultz Flooding Inner Basin Road & Pipeline Reconstruction, Flagstaff, Ariz. — Submitted by Hunter Contracting Co.

As always, all of the winning projects will be highlighted in the upcoming November issue of ENR Southwest. One will also be named overall Best Project for 2013. All of the winners will be recognized at the annual ENR Southwest Best Projects Awards event. Details on this event will be announced soon.

Of course, let’s not forget the work of the jurors who donated their time to offer their insights to the selection process.

  • Andrew Baird, Aztec Engineering

  • Patrick Edwards, Burns & McDonnell

  • Mark Harberts, Flintco

  • Craig Randock, HDR Architecture/President Arizona AIA

  • Bill Sabatini, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

  • Sean Stewart, Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas

  • John Tomasson, Adolfson & Peterson

  • Joel Wallis, The PENTA Building Group

  • Brent Wright, Wright Engineers

  • Ken Zarembski, Walter P. Moore and Associates

  • Joe Molitor, Okland Construction (Safety competition only)

  • Luis Castaneda, Flintco (Safety competition only)